Book Reviews

Little Penguins Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Beautifully simple book evokes joy of playing in snow.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2016)
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Tek: The Modern Cave Boy Book Poster Image
age 4+
Screen-hooked cave boy finds real-world joy in funny story.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2016)
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Penguin Problems Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cold, cranky penguin looks on the dark side in funny book.
By Jory John
(2016)
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River Rose and the Magical Lullaby Book Poster Image
age 4+
Singer's dreamy zoo-trip tale an OK bedtime book.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2016)
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Coat of Many Colors Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lyrics of inspirational Dolly Parton song address bullying.
By Dolly Parton
(2016)
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Like a River Glorious: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tense Gold Rush tale shows harsh reality of slavery.
By Rae Carson
(2016)
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The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friendship, kindness sweeten vibrant retelling of folktale.
By Elisa Kleven
(2016)
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles Book Poster Image
age 5+
Two women stump for right to vote in fresh, upbeat story.
By Mara Rockliff
(2016)
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A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love Book Poster Image
age 4+
Knitting = love in this warm and fuzzy tale of kindness.
By Michelle Edwards
(2016)
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Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sound science made simple in kid-friendly book on evolution.
By Jonathan Tweet
(2016)
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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artful, relatable bio offers intro to photographer's work.
By Cindy Jenson-Elliott
(2016)
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We Found a Hat Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Two turtles, one hat, and a satisfyingly dreamy solution.
By Jon Klassen
(2016)
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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
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Ashes:  The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, hopeful end to Revolutionary War saga.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2016)
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The Boss Baby Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Very funny picture book imagines new baby as demanding boss.
By Marla Frazee
(2010)
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Naughty Mabel Sees It All Book Poster Image
age 4+
Diva dog needs glasses in story heavy on adult humor.
By Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott
(2016)
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This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun look at immigration celebrates bringing items from home.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2016)
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Otis and the Kittens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Brave, caring tractor saves kittens in exciting drama.
By Loren Long
(2016)
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of Supreme Court justice empowers girls.
By Debbie Levy
(2016)
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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Document inspires vivid, moving portraits of slaves' lives.
By Ashley Bryan
(2016)
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